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New Jersey Alimony Attorneys

Marlton & Northfield Lawyers Assisting with Establishing or Modifying Alimony

After a divorce, one spouse may be required to pay the other alimony, which is intended to provide financial support to a spouse during and/or after a divorce, until they are able to support themselves on their own. In most alimony cases, the amount you are ordered to pay (or receive) will usually reflect the lifestyle that both of you enjoyed during the marriage.

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  • Same-day, after-hours, and weekend appointments available
  • Licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina

If you are seeking alimony or if your former spouse is requesting that you pay alimony, we highly encourage you to consult with one of our alimony lawyers in Marlton or Northfield at Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law. We can fight to protect your rights and ensure the payments are fair for both parties involved.

For your free case evaluation, call us at (856) 512-1461 or complete an online contact form. A member of our team will be in touch shortly.

How Alimony Is Awarded in New Jersey

To decide on the amount and duration of alimony, a judge will consider:

  • The needs of the requesting spouse
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The physical and emotional health of each spouse
  • The income, earning capacity, education level and employment history of each spouse
  • The standard of living that both spouses enjoyed during the marriage
  • The time and expense required to obtain education or training for the receiving spouse until he or she can become self-supporting
  • Parental responsibilities
  • Each spouse’s financial and non-financial contributions to the marriage

If you are the spouse ordered to pay alimony, these payments will be tax deductible. If you are the spouse who receives the alimony, you will have to report these payments as income.

Types of Alimony

Any one of several different types of alimony may be ordered in your case, depending on the circumstances of your situation.

  • Temporary alimony: This is awarded to low-earning or unemployed spouses to help cover living expenses during divorce proceedings.
  • Limited duration alimony: This is awarded when economic assistance is needed for a limited time.
  • Reimbursement alimony: This is awarded to a spouse who provided support to the other while they pursued advanced education.
  • Rehabilitative alimony: This is awarded to one spouse while they work on becoming self-supporting.

Contact Us for a Free, Confidential Consultation

At Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law, we have 60+ years of legal experience to our names, and we offer a free case evaluation to every prospective client considering legal services. If you would like to learn more about how alimony works in New Jersey or get any of your alimony-related questions answered promptly, thoroughly, and honestly, call our law firm today! Our offices are conveniently located in Marlton and Northfield, New Jersey, allowing us to serve clients throughout South Jersey, including Atlantic County, Burlington County, and Camden County.

You can reach our firm at (856) 512-1461 or you can contact us online by submitting a contact form here.

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